Jessica was spot on set with Sophie Turner for re-shoot scenes of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Dark Phoenix was originally scheduled to release in November of this year, but Fox pushed the release date back to February 14, 2019 in order to conduct reshoots. Scheduling the reshoots was complicated because the film involves a lot of A-list actors, including Sophie Turner, who had commitments to film the final season of Game of Thrones. They’ve finally begun in Montreal, and are expected to run for roughly two-and-a-half weeks.
There have long been reports that the reshoots are focused on the film’s third act, in which case this could be a key scene in which the titular hero – Jean Grey, a.k.a. the Phoenix – is in her final confrontation with the villain. That would fit with the fact Sophie Turner is dressed in a mo-cap suit, perhaps suggesting CGI will be used to transform her body with Phoenix fire. If that is indeed the case, then the fact Chastain’s character can get up close and personal with the Phoenix is very impressive. The villain is still as-yet unidentified, and it’s difficult to think of anyone in the comics who’s been able to get a chokehold on a Phoenix host.
It’s interesting to see that Chastain too is wearing a full mo-cap suit. That may reflect her character’s powerset; there have long been rumors that Chastain is playing a shapeshifting Skrull, who could conceivably have disguised herself in order to get close to Jean, before reverting to her true (alien) form. It could also simply reflect that her body is being wreathed in Phoenix flames as well.
Check the pictures in our gallery. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released in February 14, 2019
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018) > On the Set: September 10, 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
Jessica and Gian Luca attended tonight the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary, during the New Your Fashion Week and we have the first images added in our gallery. More to come!
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Sep 07 | Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary
During our ridiculous absence from updating the site, Jessica finished shooting It: Chapter Two. She shared several videos on her Instagram Stories thanking the crew:
— Jessica-Chastain.com (@ChastainNetwork) August 25, 2018
Earlier today /Film shared an interview with screenwriter Gary Dauberman, in which he talks about the sequel. Read it below:
“Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page,” Dauberman shared with SlashFilm. “For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and “here’s where we are so far” which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience?”
In the original novel and in the 1990 miniseries, the narrative takes place in the “present,” with the adult characters coming together to honor an oath they made as children, while using flashbacks to explore their various connections to one another. Director Andy Muschietti decided to fracture the timeline so that audiences can connect exclusively with the young characters in the first film, making for a more fulfilling emotional journey in the follow-up film.
“In the first one, they’re all together in school so you see them in a bunch but 27 years later, I don’t think it’s a spoiler they’re sort of scattered all over the country,” Dauberman noted. “So we see pieces of who they’ve become which I think is really exciting. Then of course it was great to see them return to Derry.”
The Losers’ Club reunites for the first time at a restaurant, making it a memorable scene for audiences in both the book and miniseries.
“The Jade of the Orient is such a defining and iconic scene in the book. That was something I remember as a thing I was writing towards,” the writer confessed. “It was like, ‘Okay, coming up is Jade of the Orient. That’s going to be super cool.’ It was a nice signpost to write towards which I dug.”
Writing the film wasn’t an entirely joyful experience, with Dauberman noting, “The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit.”
I’ve finally updated our gallery with pictures taken on the set in July, also the first look of The Loosers at the reading table. Check it:
Films > It: Chapter Two (2019)
Chastain announced earlier in August that she would star in and produce, through her Freckle Films production company and Voltage Pictures, the character-driven action movie “Eve.” Matthew Newton, who wrote the script, was also named director, but left the project following online backlash due to his history of alleged assault and domestic violence. Tate Taylor, who directed Jessica in The Help, joined the project a few weeks later.
Chastain has been a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. Newton said he was stepping down due to the responses to his attachment and added, “I am profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past. I can never undo the harm that I’ve caused the people I’ve cared about and I carry that shame and responsibility with me every day.”
Yesterday, it was announced that Colin Farrell and Common has joined the project as well. Farrell will be playing the leader of a black ops organization whom Chastain’s title character works for. Common will play the ex-fiance of Chastain’s character.
Principal photography is set to begin in Boston on Sept. 24.
Jessica is gracing the cover of French magazine Grazia, as part of the upcoming Dark Phoenix promo tour. The amazing photoshoot is by Jette Stolte and you can find the HQ scans added in our gallery (we’ll try to add the translated interview later).
Magazines & Scans > Magazines in 2018 > Sep | Grazia (France)
Jessica attended a screening of Woman Walks Ahead this Tuesday (June 26) at the Whitby Hotel in New York City. She was joined at the event by her co-star Michael Greyeyes and director Susanna White.
She was looking amazing in a Givenchy dress and shoes with Piaget jewelry. Check the gallery for new images:
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Jun 26 | ‘Woman Walks Ahead’ New York Screening
During the afternoon Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes and Susanna White visited the AOL Build series to another round of interviews. They have the full video published so you can watch it below, also check our gallery for promotional images, arrivals and screen captures.
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Jun 26 | AOL Build Series
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Jun 26 | AOL Build / The View Arrivals
Talk Shows > Jun 26 2018 | AOL Build Series
Earlier today Jessica stopped by on The View, to talk about Woman Walks Ahead. You can watch the interview below, and check our gallery for screen captures.
Talk Shows > Jun 26 2018 | The View
Last night Jessica attended, alongside Michael Greyeyes and director Susanna White a screening of “Woman Walks Ahead” at MoMa, and we have some pictures of her arrival.
Appearances & Events > 2018 > Jun 25 | ‘Woman Walks Ahead’ MoMa Screening / Q&A
Jessica stepped by this morning (Jun 26) on Today Show, to talk about Woman Walks Ahead. She also spoke with Hoda Kotb about how she spoke up on behalf of fellow actress Octavia Spencer to help her get five times her pay for an upcoming film they’re in together. “I assumed a woman like Octavia Spencer would be compensated fairly for the work she’s done, for the awards she’s received.”
Watch the video below, also check our gallery for promotional images and screen captures.